For those obsessive hand stitchers out there --- join in an exploration of our most common stitches, and some less common ways of using them, to achieve form, colour, tone and texture.
My aim is to help you to create your desired effect by introducing lots of options and alternatives, and by sharing some of my favourite tips and tricks. Then you can apply any of the techniques discussed to create your own original samples, or some based on observation of my work.
Youll need all your usual tools of the trade scissors, pins, needles, etc.
Some plain backing fabric as a base for your work. Calico or cotton.
A selection of small fabric pieces to use in collage look for contrast and variety in colours; plain and patterned; different types of fabric, but mostly cottons. Include some transparent stuff, like organza, or chiffon. something synthetic.
A variety of the threads you like to use, and needles to suit your threads. I use mostly cotton perle no.8, which is a good weight for the work youll be doing in this class, as its heavy enough to show an effect. also bring finer threads for contrast.
Bring a good range of threads, in different colours,